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More Himba | Village 2


These are some additional Himba pictures from the furthest village from the camp. We left early in the morning to arrive at the village shortly after sunrise. The goal was to witness the villagers going about their daily chores – milking the cattle, herding the goats, and warming their bodies from the cold night. We would see first hand how these people conduct their morning routines. A routine that was likely very much the same as it has been for hundreds of years.

As we arrived, the kids in the group were cooking Maize meal for breakfast.


And Moms were waking up with their babies and making crafts.




Then the process began of herding the goats out of the village, and separating the calves from the mothers so that they could be milked.


Notice how the back legs are tied to prevent the cattle from moving away during the milking process.


This woman actually had blue eyes, and as a result seemed very sensitive to the sun.



Below is my favorite shot of the day..




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  1. Arlene A Loomis
    June 24th, 2009 at 18:22 | #1

    I think this is awesome as you really showed life at this village. Surely a lot quieter and slower than our electronic life.
    I understand that original haircoloring goes back to Egypt with the clay color. It appears that the Woman was doing her hair in the clay as well as she and the older gentleman skin covered with it. I was thinking that perhaps it is their sunscreen. Great shots and great notes. Thanks so much. Arlene


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